A. EVENTS IN BRIEF (click to see details below)
C. CALLS FOR PAPERS
D. FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
1. Thursday, December 5: TedxBuffaloWomen
1:00-6:30 PM Buffalo & Erie County Library Auditorium, Live by invitation only
Remote Viewing Parties are encouraged, for more information, go to: http://tedxbuffalowomen.com/about/
Our vision is to establish TEDxBuffaloWomen as a one-of-a-kind event that creates a conversation about issues concerning women in WNY.
The event will be held in the Auditorium of the Central Library in downtown Buffalo, beginning at 1:00pm and ending at 6:30pm on Thursday, December 5th. Tickets to the live event are by invitation only but you can request a ticket by emailing email@example.com. TED limits us to 100 tickets so if you are unable to attend the live event, we will also be live streaming the event and organizing watch parties in the community. As the date draws near we will post details about how access to the live stream. If you are interested in hosting a watch party, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For full details, please go to: http://tedxbuffalowomen.com/
7:00 PM JCC Maxine and Robert Seller Theatre, 2640 North Forest Road, Getzville, Free to Public
This is a documentary film examining the pressures faced by young people, teachers and parents in our high-stakes public and private education system and our pressure-cooker culture. It is a call to challenge current assumptions on how to best prepare the youth of America to become healthy, bright, and contributing citizens.
The film will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by: Evie Weinstein, Executive Director, Bureau of Jewish Education, Principal, High School of Jewish Studies
Dr. Gale Burstein, Erie County Health Commissioner, Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, UB School of Medicine, Specializing in Adolescent Medicine
Ren’ee Fearon, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Jewish Family Service
Fran Paskowitz, Principal, Herbert Hoover Elementary School
Robin Raphael, School Psychologist, Sweet Home Central Schools
There will be a separate discussion for students with David Gordon, LCSW-R, Division Administrator, Office of Mental Health Programs, Baker Victory Services and faculty member of the High School of Jewish Studies.
This presentation is brought to you by The Bureau of Jewish Education, High School of Jewish Studies, Jewish Family Service, Kadimah School of Buffalo, The Jewish Community Center Cultural Arts Department.
Download the flyer here.
You are invited to an ALL NDN _Full Moon Rising _Concert/Dance on
THURSDAY DECEMBER 12, 2013 FROM 6:30 PM to 11:30 pm in "Babeville's" Ashbury Hall in singer- Ani DiFranco's renovated Church, 341 DELAWARE AVENUE (CORNER OF W TUPPER) BUFFALO NY 14202 TO CELEBRATE UNITED NATION'S HUMAN RIGHTS DAY AND 400 YEARS OF PEACE AND FRIENDSHIP WITH THE TWO ROW WAMPUM TREATY OF 1613.
Performers include headlining singer Pura Fe-North Carolina Tuscarora; Curtis Waterman-Onondaga's Table Top Three two times Nammy Award winning blues band; Robert and Ken > Parker's Freight Train and Friends local Buffalo blues band; Haudenosaunee Tonawanda Women Singers; Dosyo:we;h Buffalo's own traditional Haudenosaunee singers; Female rapper/beat singer Daygot Leeyos from the Oneida Nation Wolf Clan; Hoop Dancer Eva Bighorse-Cayuga Turtle /Navaho and the Two Row/Red Row Big Drum.
All artists are donating their time and efforts to the Indigenous Women's Initiatives (IWI), 1272 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo NY 14209 . Many of the artists participated on the Two Row Wampum Paddle last summer down the Hudson River and will renew their experience, strength and hope for peace and friendship. We will have NDN vendors, traditional foods, door prizes, raffles and lots of singing and dancing! So come on out and join us!
$20 Tickets cover your admission fee, food, and a chance at a door prize. This is an alcohol and drug free family event. Check out our facebook page Indigenous Women's Initiatives for flyers and more on our work.
Proceeds for this Concert/Dance go to the Indigenous Women's Initiatives to support public education and actions for traditional lifeways and sustainable communities.
Thank you for your time and considerations.
Agnes Williams, Seneca 716-949-2619
Nancy Johnson, Onondaga 716-332-6988
Michelle Bancroft, Mohawk 716-332-6988
Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo State College
The representation of women, their lives, faces, forms and identities, are the subject of a special exhibition of paintings, sculpture, photography and mixed media works on view Friday, July 12 through December 29, 2013. Disclosure: Women of the Burchfield Penney Collection explores the collision of society’s myths and norms against the issues and narratives defined by artists in the Center’s collection.
Please note that public tours of Disclosure are available Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 2pm.
If you are interested in arranging a tour, please visit http://bpac.co/ex:719 for more information.
Disclosure is one of five exhibitions opening as part of the Center’s July M&T Second Friday celebration.
For more information go to, www.burchfieldpenney.org
"The Potency of Francisca Kolipi‘s Words: Gendering Mapuche Shamanic Literacy and Historical Consciousness in Chile
12:30- 2:00 PM, 207 UB Commons, Gender Institute, North Campus. Free to Public
The Feminist Research Alliance Workshop and the TransAmericas Workshop are pleased to invite you to a jointly sponsored workshop with Prof. Ana Mariella Bacigalupo (UB Anthropology).
Scholars often see indigenous Mapuche women shamans as lacking a historical consciousness because their oral narratives and ritual performances appear irrational and ahistorical relative to Western-style, linear historical narratives, official texts, and masculine forms of authority. These scholars often conceive of texts only as repositories of meaning, underestimating their potency as ritual objects that communicate across time and space. I argue that in the constitution of indigenous women’s Mapuche shamanic identity and power and history, a non-Mapuche textual object, the “bible,” has come to play a central role. I analyze why Francisca Kolipi, a nonliterate Catholic Mapuche shaman, charged me to write about her life and practice in the form of a bible—the physical manifestation of her power—within a larger set of engagements that center on temporality, text, biography, and shamanic force. I argue that the written word, “shamanic literacies,” and women’s shamanic biographies play central roles in the creation of indigenous historical consciousness and the production of indigenous history. The potency and transcendental authority of Francisca’s entextualized shamanic power make her bible a ritual object with inherent force and the ability to speak to an audience in the distant future. When shamans smoked and chanted over it, the realities and powers it stores can be extracted, transformed, circulated, and actualized for a variety of ends, even to bring about shamanic rebirth.
Lunch will be served.
1. Global Health and Innovation Conference
April 12-13, 2014 | Yale University | New Haven, Connecticut
The Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world's largest global health conference and social entrepreneurship conference. This must-attend, thought-leading conference annually convenes 2,200 leaders, change makers, students, and professionals from all fields of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship. Register here.
2. Spring Courses now on our 'Courses' page
C. CALLS FOR PAPERS
Deadline: December 27th, Paper submission
A healthy way of life should be every individual’s goal. However, healthcare privileges differ across societies, and requires the combined efforts of government, the private sector, the public and health workers themselves to ensure both the accessibility and affordability of healthcare services. Funding for health and medical facilities are vital to the health and well-being of the public.
But most importantly, health and medical researchers and developers serve the task of advancing health care and medical science through the study and proper dissemination of information, in order to improve the state of health care service of any country.
The 3rd Global Healthcare Conference is sending out a call for papers on a variety of topics. Paper submission deadline is December 27th and Early Bird Registration is April 16th.
D. FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
(deadlines in November, February or March depending on the scholarship)
For an overview of the Gender Institute's fellowships, scholarships, and grants for which faculty and students can apply, please see:
Dear UUP Members,
If you are interested, the Drescher applications for Spring 2014 will be due December 2, 2013. Applications are on the Joint Labor Management Committee website www.nysuup.jlm.ny.gov  or through a link from the UUP home page www.uupinfo.org The application must be filled out online, printed for signatures and approved by your department before it is submitted.
The signatures needed to complete the application process are the UUP chapter President (or designee) and the campus President (or designee).
Ecocritical Studies Research Workshop
Landscape Across the Disciplines Research Workshop
Urban Image Research Workshop
Building Talent Symposium
The fall 2013 Symposium, entitled "Building Talent: Women, Patronage and Mentoring" was held on October 22, 2013, bringing together multiple generations of men and women architects to discuss the importance of the client/user to the architectural process and the influence that more women in leadership roles can have on women in the profession of architecture.
Click on the image below or visit our Gender and Architecture page for a full flyer and program.
Speakeasy was a peer-reviewed undergraduate journal of research and creative art, run and published by students of the University at Buffalo and sponsored by the Gender Institute from 2008 to 2012. While all editors were UB students, submissions were written by students from across the country and worldwide.
Speakeasy published innovative essays, fiction, poetry, and visual artwork which concern gender, feminism, and sexuality at their center. Topics included in the journal have encompassed the history of sexuality; women’s health issues; abortion; gender and economics; constructions of masculinity and femininity; the body and representation of gender; and sexuality in art and literature, among many others.
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Sex, Gender, Health:
Interdisciplinary Perspectives Symposium
This symposium on March 1, 2013 brought together UB faculty and community leaders to provide information, stimulate discussion, and initiate novel interactions, to present sex and gender health research, as well as to discuss educational best practices for incorporating sex and gender health into the curriculum.
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Buffalo Gardens Symposium
On September 21, 2012, scholars and community leaders met to discuss multiple perspectives on urban agriculture, gardening, food policy, landscape, land management, historic preservation, sustainability, environmental ethic and ecocriticism. To download the program for this symposium, click on the photo panel below.
Gender Across Borders
The 2013 Gender Across Borders conference was themed "Feminisms Across Generations". Click on the graphic below to visit the Gender Across Borders web page.
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